Follow your Passion...become an Aesthetician or Massage Therapist.
Follow your Passion...become an Aesthetician or Massage Therapist.
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We have a state of the art facility, numerous facial machines, spa like/clinical environment, experienced educators and we are centrally located between Savannah, Pooler, Effingham, Beaufort, Bluffton and Hilton Head Island. Students interested in dual licensing will be assisted in filing for endorsement in reciprocity participating states.
A3 will assist each student in designing their personal resume for job placement. Once you graduate from Advanced Aesthetics Academy and A3 Massage Institute, you will walk out fully confident with the knowledge and skill set you have worked towards.
We provide a professional environment to study aesthetics and massage therapy and ultimately graduate highly educated estheticians and massage therapists into the local workforce. This is a one of a kind facility, that also caters to local continuing education as well as offering advanced classes. We will partner with local spa and medical facilities to offer job placement.
"FOLLOW YOUR PASSION"
Owner/CEO/Licensed Esthetics Instructor
Heidi has been a resident of Hilton Head Island for 36 years. She received her Esthetics License over 14 years ago, as she chose a new mid life career. Her passion for this industry prompted her to go back and get her Instructors License and she has been an instructor for over 12 years.
Her favorite mantra is "Knowledge is Power"!
Heidi believes in empowering women and she feels blessed that she is able to work with such amazing women who are ready to change their lives!
Heidi has had a vision for this school for years and is extremely excited to see it finally come to fruition.
She has many plans for future endeavors that will benefit our local community and anticipates new projects to begin in the near future.
Shay has called the Low Country her home for over 35 years. When she is not at the Advanced Aesthetics Academy, you will most likely find her on the May River. With a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and a working background in business management, she decided to further her love of learning by seeking licensure in both Massage Therapy (20+ years) and Esthetics (9+years). And with that, found her true passion; managing all the various aspects of Spa industry.
She has opened and/or owned multiple spas in the area, maintained a thriving medical massage practice and held positions of leadership in several high- end luxury resort spas. We feel very honored and blessed she is a part of our team.
Clinic and Front Desk Operations
Anne is a native of Northern Ohio and has relocated to make the Lowcountry her home. Using her Associates Degree in Applied Business Administration, (specializing in Computer Science) she served for fifteen years as an Executive Administrative Assistant in a Spinal Implant Company. Anne had the privilege of being a stay-at-home mother of three where she volunteered as a coach for volleyball, softball and basketball. Anne's loving nature led her to study Pranic Healing and became a Reiki Master. She used her skill to volunteer for Metro Health Hospital and for Cleveland Clinic Foundation working with Home Hospice Patients. She reentered the work force working for a Prosthetics Company as a patient Advocate and Care Specialist before relocating to South Carolina to be able to spend time with her family. Anne is a perfect fit in her role at A3 and ensures that operations run smoothly in the spa and back of the house.
Assistant Teacher, LE
Lee Anne is originally from Westchester, NY and relocated to South Carolina with her husband who was stationed at MCAS Beaufort while serving in the Marine Corps. They fell in love with the beauty of Bluffton and have called the Lowcountry home ever since. As a Marine Corps spouse, Lee Anne wanted to pursue a career that she could bring with her, wherever the military brought her family.
With a passion for makeup, Lee Anne was led into the world of aesthetics and is an alumni of Advanced Aesthetics Academy. "I absolutely love result driven facial treatments. There is nothing more gratifying than helping people feel good about themselves." Lee Anne offers many different facets as part of our integral team here at A3.
Assistant Esthetics Instructor, LE
Ariel is a military spouse who is originally from Ohio. She moved to Bluffton three years ago from Arizona and began her family here which includes two beautiful little boys.
Ariel has worked in the medical field in the past , which led her to her career as an esthetician. She is an alumni of Advanced Aesthetics Academy and brings her love of helping people with her.
As a mother, Ariel has a nurturing way about her and she enjoys helping people and making them feel special, which is why her career as an esthetician is the perfect fit for her. She brings her past medical knowledge and esthetics background to the school, which is critical to helping others learn. She has a great spirit and is always willing to go above and beyond for the students as well as our team.
Massage Therapy Instructor
BCTMB ,LMT, CEIM, NSCA-CPT, CKTP
Liana has called the Low Country home for the last three years. She moved to Columbia, SC from South Florida in 2012. After her daughter was born, and missing the ocean, she and her family relocated to Bluffton.
Liana is first, a massage therapist and second, a certified personal trainer, bringing a unique view to teaching of the human body. She has an extensive career in both fields over the 14 years that she has been involved with the complementary health care industry; ranging from employee, to management, then to ownership and teaching.
Liana always knew that she wanted to help others and what better way to help others by teaching them the tools to help themselves!
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